On a sunny afternoon this past July, my husband and I played hosts to the wedding of our nephew and his lovely bride. After the invitations were sent, their main request for the big day was a massive chalkboard backdrop for the ceremony. As a HUGE fan of Dana Tanamachi (who isn't?!) I was excited to give it a try. Since her skill far exceeds mine, I resorted to designing my lettering on the computer, and then with the help of a projector and my ever-so-patient mother we reproduced the lettering at full scale.
While we were at it, we also created a few smaller chalkboards to scatter throughout the yard.
At the time I was completely obsessed with the gorgeous tassel garlands from Confetti Systems, but being that we were on a tight budget and under a time crunch I drew upon my crafting skills (and semi obnoxious superpower that allows me to stay up all night working) and created well over a hundred of these festive little bitties (great tutorial to be found on Linen Lace & Love). A tedious task, but I love the party atmosephere they instantly create!
Two large tents helped transform our simple backyard, giving us much needed shade, as well as a place to hang globe lights, ribbons, colorful lanterns, and tassels. The wedding favors were a simple little envelope full of mints, with an attached tag designed to match the invitations and chalkboards.
beautiful couple, beautiful day!